Category Archives: Movies and TV

Dies Irae

There are many Dies Irae in many movies, from Star Wars when Luke sees his uncle and aunt have been murdered, Simba watching the Lion King stampeded underfoot, and of course the Hobbit and LOTR and Sweeny Todd. But this … Continue reading

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Bo Burnam’s “Inside”

Anyone see Bo Burnham’s “Inside” – his 2020 pandemic special? It’s full of existential angst – and while it has amusing satirical observations – it’s more “The Joker” than a comedy. It’s a weird drug. Use at your own risk.

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Best “fixed” Season 8 of Game of Thrones I’ve seen yet

Again – extreme language warning – but his plot is so much better than what actually happened in that last awful Season 8 of Game of Thrones that I just had to include it. The thing that I really appreciate … Continue reading

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A more positive version of fantasy and SciFi – “Hopepunk”

A dear friend asked me to comment on this (long) article about Hopepunk. If you are a writer, it might be worth reading it. Rob Hopkins – founder of the Transition Towns local economy and local food movement – interviews … Continue reading

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Alternative Star Wars future….

This is what Lucas imagined. I have keyed it to the relevant moment. I want the Mandalorian and especially Ahsoka series to continue towards George Lucas’s vision for the future of Star Wars. The Rey trilogy should be side-lined. This … Continue reading

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